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New publication in European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics

09 Jan 2017

The European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics has published the Sir Clive W.J. Granger Memorial Special Issue on Econometrics dedicated to the memory of Nobel Laureate Prof. Sir Clive W. J. Granger who was their Advisory Editor passed away in 2009. This special issue was edited by INET Oxfords Jennifer L. Castle and Prof Sir David F. Hendry. The issue contains articles from Hendry and Castle, alongside INET Oxford researchers Michael P. Clements and Ryoko Ito....

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Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, 1944-2017

03 Jan 2017

  Leading economist and inequality researcher Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Senior Research Fellow at The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, has died at the age of 72. Sir Tony, who pioneered the study of inequality, was Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, where he was previously Warden. He was also a Fellow of the British Academy, and had been President of the Royal Economic Society, the Econometric Society, the European Economic A...

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Why we should think of power grids like fisheries

01 Dec 2016

Imagine you are building a manufacturing plant. You have the choice between waiting four months to connect to the electricity grid or bribing an employee of your local power supplier to set it up next week. It might be rational for you to bribe so you can begin operating, but what happens if several other plants in your region are doing the same? Now let us suppose there is also a shortage of capacity and adding the demand that will accrue from these unauthorised connections will overburden the electrical grid, leading to a more...

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It is time to re-imagine Europe

28 Nov 2016

EU leaders face a fundamental choice in response to Brexit. Do they defend the existing institutions and arrangements or seek deep reform? The former will ultimately lead to the EU’s disintegration, the latter would see a strengthened EU emerge from its decade of crisis.  In a new paper Eric Beinhocker, INET Oxford Executive Director, explores this important question. To read the full paper please click here.

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Non-stationarity: a fundamental problem for forecasting

23 Nov 2016

History is littered with forecasts that went badly wrong, a fact sharply illustrated during the recent financial crash and recession. A new Oxford Martin policy paper from Professor Sir David Hendry and Dr Felix Pretisexamines a fundamental problem in economic forecasting: that many models used in empirical research and for guiding policy have been based on treating observed data, such as unemployment or income levels, as timeless, or ‘stationary’. “But historical dates, such those of wars and pa...

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Time is running out to prepare coastal cities for impact of rising sea levels

08 Nov 2016

Coastal cities could see rises of more than two metres if global warming exceeds 2°C goal, new research shows. Researchers say urgent action needs to be taken to protect shoreline cities and world heritage sites from coastal flooding, after a new study showed that sea level could be significantly higher than previously thought if global warming exceeds 2°C. The study, by researchers including Dr Luke Jackson at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School is published today i...

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Revealing the Anatomy of Vote Trading

08 Nov 2016

INET Oxford Researcher, Omar Guerrero, and Ulrich Matter explore the idea of vote trading in a new paper.  Please see the abstract below and click here for the full paper. A broad theoretical literature in economics and political science as well as circumstantial evidence suggest that legislators vote against their usual convictions in order to exchange favors with other legislators. This trade of votes is key to the law making process; however, quantitative evidence of its prevalence and evolution is nonexistent. W...

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Updates from COP 22

07 Nov 2016

Follow this page for regular updates for our COP 22 reporter and Economics of Sustainabilty Research Assistant, Alexander Pfeiffer. As Reported in The Ecologist: Only 'we the people' can rise above the false promise of COP22 Alexander Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Dirth & Alex Clark 23rd November 2016 The COP22 climate conference in Marrakech was given an impossible mandate: to make the Paris Agreement happen, write Alexander Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Dirth & Alex Clark. But it failed. The task now falls to civ...

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Finance Ministry Officials Discuss Climate Action

31 Oct 2016

Eric Beinhocker, INET Oxford Executive Director, and Cameron Hepburn, Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme, both participated in a retreat convened by Chatham House for officials from finance ministries and multilateral institutions to discuss post-Paris strategies on climate change.  Hepburn gave a presentation on the latest thinking on carbon pricing, and Beinhocker presented on transitioning to a model of zero carbon economic growth.  The meeting included senior figures such as Olli Rehn who ...

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Environmental tax reform for climate protection and social justice

20 Oct 2016

Environmental tax reform for climate protection and social justice New study shows how a carbon tax can both protect the environment and advance social justice—when accompanied with a lower income tax. In industrialised nations, an environmental tax reform could greatly reduce social inequality if properly designed. However, to have that impact, revenues from the taxation of carbon emissions would have to be used in full to lower the income tax. This is the result of a new study conducted by INET Oxford’s Linus Ma...

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Marco Pangallo wins Herbert Simon Society Award

18 Oct 2016

INET Oxford Complexity Economics' DPhil Student Marco Pangallo was awarded the first prize of the Herbert Simon Society for his extended abstract on "A taxonomy of learning dynamics in 2x2 games". The work is in collaboration with INET Oxford Complexity Economics' Director Doyne Farmer and James Sanders and Tobias Galla from the University of Manchester.    The Herbert Simon Society gathers annually for a workshop on bounded rationality in economics, in the legacy of Herbert Simon. This year&#...

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INET Oxford and the Bank of England develop an agent-based model of the UK housing market

13 Oct 2016

INET Oxford Complexity Economics Director, Prof. J. D. Farmer, Doctoral Student Rafa Baptista, and INET Oxford Alumnus Daniel Tang, have co-authored a Bank of England Staff Working Paper alongside Bank of England researchers Marc Hinterschweiger, Katie Low and Arzu Uluc.  The paper, titled "Macroprudential policy in an agent-based model of the UK housing market", describes an agent-based model that the joint INET Oxford/Bank of England team built and used to explore the dynamics of the UK h...

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